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Diana (1973-74)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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DIANA
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Talent Associates/ Norton-Simon productions
for NBC
Executive Producer and Creator, Leonard B. Stern
Produced by, Gordon Farr, Arnold Kane

US Comedy series 1973-74 15 episodes x 30 min color
US airdates 10Sep73 to 07Jan74 (NBC Mondays 8:00pm EST)
UK airdates 23Oct73 to 05Mar74 (BBC1 Tue around 8:00pm)
starring
Diana Rigg
as Diana Smythe (fashion co-ordinator)
David Sheiner as Norman Brodnik (store president)
Barbara Barrie as Norma Brodnik (store president'wife)
Richard B. Shull as Howard Tolbrook (copywriter)
Robert Moore as Marshall Tyler (window dresser)
Carol Androsky as Holly Green (model)
Richard Mulligan as Jeff Harmon
Liam Dunn as Smitty

Premise:
English actress Diana Rigg, known for her role as Emma Peel on The Avengers.
She played a divorcee that came to work in America as a fashion coordinator
for the Fifth Avenue store Butley's.  Characters included model Holly Green
(played by Carol Androsky), store president Norman Brodnik (David Sheiner),
Norman's wife Norma (Barbara Barrie), window dresser Marshall Tyler (Robert
Moore), and copywriter Howard Tolbrook (Richard B. Shull). 
After four months, it was pulled from the schedule.

Background:
Talent Associates (David Susskind/Leonard B. Stern) also produced
"Way Out" (1961), Eastside Westside (1963), Get Smart (1965-70),
"Mr. Broadway" (1965), "Run Buddy Run" (1966), "NYPD" (1967-69),
"The Hero" (1966), "He and She" (1967), "The Good Guys" (1968),
"The Governor & JJ" (1969-71), "McMillan and Wife" (1971-77).

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NBC Mondays 8:00 pm Eastern
            
  [01] Diana: THE LADY COMES ACROSS (pilot episode) [UCLA]
Talent Associates ; Norton Simon, Inc.
10-Sep-1973 NBC Mon
Creator, Leonard B. Stern
Executive Producer, Harry R. Sherman (pilot only)
Producer-Director, Leonard B. Stern
Writers, Sam Bobrick, Ron Clark, Leonard B. Stern.
Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern;
Film Editor, Mike Crumplar;
Music, Jerry Fielding.
Starring:
Diana Rigg (Diana Smythe)
Featuring (regulars)
Richard B. Shull (Howard Tolbrook)
Barbara Barrie (Norma Brodnik)
David Sheiner (Norman Brodnik)
Robert Moore (Marshall Tyler)
Carol Androsky (Holly Green)
Liam Dunn (Smitty, the bellboy)
Philip Proctor;
Richard Mulligan (Jeff Harmon)
Bernie Kopell.
Synopsis:
Diana Rigg trades in her karate-chopping Avengers image for the madness of
New York's fashion world. The season opens with the series pilot, a
frenetic jumble of disasters ranging from a hostile boss to a suicidal
writer who's parked himself in Diana's apartment [UCL

[02] Diana: THE GUILT COMPLEX 
17-Sep-1973 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Featuring: (regular)
Robert Moore (as Marshall Tyler)
Guest Cast:
Michael Bell (as Tex)
Synopsis:
A little innocent company was all Diana had in mind when she went out with
her married boss. Now he is in a guilt-ridden frenzy, worried that the story
will get back to his wife. [JK]

 [03] Diana: (episode title unknown - possibly - SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO)
24Sep73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Synopsis:
Diana has to narrate a fashion show. [CK]

[04] Diana: IF NO ONE ANSWERS, THAT'S ME
01-Oct-1973 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Featuring (regulars)
David Sheiner (as Brodnik); Barbara Barrie (as Norma)
Guest Cast:
Mark Gordon (as Horensky)
Sammy Shore (as Merkin)
An obscene phone caller is Diana's latest nerve jangler. Every time
she takes her phone off the hook to avoid the pest, she misses a
call from her fuming boss. [JK]

[05] Diana: HANRAHAN'S RAINBOW
08Oct73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
guest stars:
Ralph Bagley
Herb Edelman

[06] Diana: FIRE ONE
15Oct73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Synopsis:
It won't be easy for Diana to prove her worth and get a bonus
from her tight-fisted boss. She has to mastermind a Christmas
catalogue - and fire a friend. [JK]

[--] 22Oct73 - Pre-empted: "Opryland U.S.A."

[07] Diana: QUEEN FOR A NIGHT 
29Oct73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Guest Cast:
Herb Edelman (as Ralph Bagley)
Synopsis:
A dentist who is a would be dress designer is complicating Diana's
life. He won't leave her alone until she helps him launch a fashion career. [JK]

[08] Diana: TAKE MY FATHER, PLEASE 
05-Nov-1973 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Guest Cast:
Robert Stirling (as the mature charmer)
Carole Androsky (as Holly)
Synopsis:
Diana enters into a May-December relationship with her girlfriends
father despite doubting friends who think it won't work out. [JK]

[09] Diana: YOU CAN'T GO BACK [UCLA]
12-Nov-1973 NBC Mon
(c) 1973 Talent Associates ; Norton Simon, Inc.
executive producer and creator, Leonard B. Stern
producers, Gordon Farr, Arnold Kane
writers, Gordon Farr, Arnold Kane.
director, Jay Sandrich
Film Editor, Art Schneider
Music, Jerry Fielding.
Starring:
Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe);
Featuring (regulars)
Richard B. Shull (Howard Tolbrook); Barbara Barrie (Norma Brodnik);
David Sheiner (Norman Brodnik); Robert Moore (Marshall Tyler);
Guest Star:
Patrick Macnee (as Bryan)
Geno Conforti, Byron Webster, Yvonne Dardenne.
Synopsis:
Patrick Macnee, Diana's Avengers co-star, appears in this episode about
the rekindling of an old romance. Macnee plays an old flame who melts
Diana with his charm, then drives her crazy with his self-centered ways. [JK/UCLA]

[--] 12-Nov-1973 Pre-Empted: "Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14"  

[10] Diana: PEST IN THE HOUSE
  26Nov73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Synopsis:
Best friends can make the worst kind of roommates--even when they're the
opposite sex, as Diana learns when Howard moves into her apartment.They're
beginning to irritate each other like a jaded married couple. [JK]

  [11] Diana: LONG SHOTS AND FAT CHANCES
03Dec73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Synopsis:
Diana is in for harassment after she agrees to keep Howard's money
safe from his compulsive gambling. He wants the cash back, and
is willing to use any underhanded means to get it. [JK]

[12] Diana: NEVER, NEVER, EVER AGAIN ... MAYBE
10Dec73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Guest Cast:
Jerry Orbach (as Donald Kirby)
Ronnie Schell (as Dunlock III)
Synopsis:
Blind dates are the issue after Diana vows never to spend another evening
with a boring stranger Now Howard is begging her to go out with his
handsome charming high school buddy. [JK]

 [13] Diana: WHO'S MINDING THE CAT?
17Dec73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Guest Cast:
Walter Burke (as Hanrahan)
Synopsis:
Confusion reigns as Diana and her office -- mates try to
keep track of Howard's foot-loose cat. [JK]

[14] Diana: NEW MARSHALL IN TOWN 
24Dec73 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Guest Cast:
Natalie Schafer (as Mrs.Tyler)
H.B. Barnum (as Kringel)
Alan Drake (as Gordon)
Synopsis:
Marshal is suffering an identity crisis after his psychiatrist suggests
a new-life style. He is trying to be a cigar-chomping he-man, but he
cannot quite fit the mold. [JK]


[--] 31-Dec-1973 - Pre Empted: "Orange Bowl Parade"

[15] Diana: KUNG WHO? (final episode)
07Jan74 NBC Mon
Starring: Diana Rigg (as Diana Smythe)
Guest Cast:
Dick Gautier (as Benton Fowler)
Ezra Stone (as Doctor)
Trent Dolan (as Man)
Synopsis:
Diana is perplexed by her dejected girl friend Holly,who cannot seem to
stop falling for married men. [JK]

 
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